Betar Jerusalem fans 370.
(photo credit: Nir Elias/Reuters)
Seven Beitar Jerusalem fans were arrested Monday after assaulting two Arab
employees of an area McDonald’s. According to police, the violence broke out
when dozens of the soccer fans gathered in front of the restaurant and were
asked to leave by the employees.
Documented by security cameras, a video
shows several men in the group blocking the entrance to the McDonald’s before
two of the suspects forced their way through the glass doors and began throwing
punches and chairs at the Arab employees.
“Several of the fans were
sitting outside, when two Arab employees [of the McDonald’s] stepped outside and
told them they can’t sit there,” an unidentified witness told Ynet
started pushing each other, but the whole thing was quickly resolved. There may
have been some racist slurs as part of a song, but not pointed at someone in
particular,” he added.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Tuesday that police arrived at the scene within minutes and immediately made arrests.
"Police units responded to the incident at the McDonald's restaurant near Betar football training grounds and two suspects were arrested at the scene, followed by five others, immediately after officers examined video footage of the incident."